Practising aikidō at the Aikikai Foundation requires filling out an application form and paying a registration fee in addition to a...
During the day merchants from nearby Kabukichō come to this Shintō shrine to pray for the solvency of their business ventures. At night,...
This warren of tiny alleys was first a post-WWII black market, then a licensed quarter until prostitution was outlawed in 1958. The...
This established girls-only spot is welcoming and comfortable, and is run by a lesbian activist. English is spoken here, making it a...
Bright blue scaffolding holds this inviting wooden structure up over a two-car parking lot near Shinjuku-gyoen. Log beams and comfy...
Lonely Planet review
Here you’ll find five floors of quality, unpretentious crafts sourced from all over Japan. There’s a particularly good selection of folksy pottery and textiles. Since it’s a little out of the way, Bingoya is better for buyers than browsers; the store can help arrange shipping overseas. It’s just in front of the station; look across the main street, to the right.